Senator Katherine Klausmeier

2019 Regular Session

District 8, Baltimore County

Senator Katherine Klausmeier
Annapolis Address:103 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3620 | 301-858-3620 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3620
Fax: 410-841-3085
Interim Address:4100 Walter Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236

Phone: 410-256-1353
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Senate in 2002. Member of the Senate since 2003.
Current Assignments:2015- Deputy Majority Leader
2003- Finance Committee
2007- Chair, Rules Committee
2007- Executive Nominations Committee
2007- Joint Committee on Protocol
2015- Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2011- Senate Chair, Workers’ Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee
2017- Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1995- Women Legislators of Maryland
2015- Maryland Veterans Caucus (Legislative Review)
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past Senate Service
2013-2015Transportation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2015-2017Property and Casualty Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2008-2011Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure
2009-2010Joint Committee on Welfare Reform
2007Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2003-2006Assistant Deputy Majority Whip
2003Finance Committee
2003Division of Labor and Industry Sunset Evaluation Work Group of the Finance Committee
2011-2014Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government
2012-2014Joint Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) Workgroup, Chair
2011-2016Chair, Senate Select Committee No.4, Baltimore County
Past House Service 1995-2003
1995-2003Environmental Matters Committee
1999-2003Health Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2002-2003Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1999-2002Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1995-1999Environmental and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
Public Service
2018-School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board
2017-Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board
2011-Governor's Workforce Investment Board
2011Co-Chair, Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education
2010-, 2006-2008Chair, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Women in Military Service Monument
2008-2010Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State
2009-Maryland Commission on Autism
2009Small Business Task Force
2008-Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2007-Transportation Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2005-2007Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance
2003-2007Energy and Electric Utilities Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2006-Aquaculture Coordinating Council
2005-2006Agricultural Stewardship Commission
2005-2006Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation
2005-Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
2000-2005Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
2012-Co-Chair, Financial Education & Capability Commission
2002-2004Chair, Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries: Seafood Industry Workgroup
1998-2004Nutrient Management Advisory Committee
2003-2017Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness
2003Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council
2001-2002Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
1999Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities
1997-1998Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry
1995-1997Maryland Recycling Advisory Group
1995-1996State Council on Cancer Control
1995-1996Sound Barrier Review Panel
1993Chair, Elected vs. Appointed School Board Task Force, Baltimore County
1992, 1990Election Judge, Baltimore County
2017-Maryland Military Installation Caucus
2010-Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program Board
2010-Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling
2005-Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School Advisory Board
2003-Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
1995-Board of Directors, Maryland School for the Blind
1991-1994, 1987-1989Gunpowder Elementary School PTA, (President, Legislative Representative, Member, School and Business Partnership Committee)
1991-1993Vice President, Commission for Women, Baltimore County (Vice President)
1991-1992League of Women Voters, Baltimore County (Education Chair)
Child Life Council of America
Association for the Care of Children's Health
Eastern Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
Perry Hall and White Marsh Business Association
Honorary Life Membership, Maryland Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Resolutions of State Senate, House of Delegates, and Baltimore County Council commending outstanding work as President, Gunpowder Elementary School PTA
Biographical Information
Born, Baltimore, Maryland, February 22, 1950
The Catholic High School of Baltimore, 1968
Essex Community College, A.A., General Studies, 1971
Towson State University
Former Administrator, Human Resources Department, St. Joseph Medical Center
Developed the Child Life Department at St. Joseph Hospital
Married, Two daughters

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